Screw it, let's do it

Lessons in life


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  • ISBN: 978-0753511671
  • My Rating: 4/10

Screw it, let's do it is a short book (~ 100 pages), in which the author talks about the lessons he learned in life as an entrepreneur.

I was disappointed by this book, it was too shallow for my taste.

My notes


I believe in goals. It's never a bad thing to have a dream, but I'm practical about it. I don't sit daydreaming about things that are impossible. I set goals and then work out how to achieve them. Anything I want to do in life I want to do well and not half-heartedly.

The beginning is the most important part of any work.


Just Do It!

  • Believe it can be done
  • Have goals
  • Live life to full
  • Never give up
  • Prepare well
  • Have faith in yourself
  • Help each other

I don't believe that that little word "can't" should stop you. If you don't have the right experience to reach your goal, look for another way in.

I always tell people that if they want to do anything well, they must plan and prepare.

Whatever your goal is, you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears.

Have Fun!

  • Have fun, work hard and money will come
  • Don't waste time – grab your chances
  • Have a positive outlook on life
  • When it's not fun, move on

I never went into business to make money – but I have found that, if I have fun, the money will come. I often ask myself, is my work fun and does it make me happy? I believe that the answer to that matters more than fame or fortune.

When you have goals and a positive outlook on life, you have something to aim for. Hard work and fun is what life is all about.

Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.

Longterm success will never come if profit is the only aim.

Be Bold

  • Calculate the risks and take them
  • Believe in yourself
  • Chase your dreams and goals
  • Have no regrets
  • Be bold
  • Keep your word

What is the point of hiring bright people if you don't use their talent?

Once we decided to do something, we should never look back, never regret it.

Always beware if the risks are too random or too hard to predict, but remember, if you opt for a safe life, you will never know what it's like to win.

Challenge yourself

  • Aim high
  • Try new things
  • Always try
  • Challenge yourself

If you challenge yourself, you will grow. Your life will change. Your outlook will be positive. It's not always easy to reach your goal but that's no reason to stop.

Stand on your own feet

  • Rely on yourself
  • Chase your dreams, but live in the real world
  • Work together

It's not a good idea to teach children that they can win all the time. In the real world, people struggle.

Live the moment

  • Love life and live it to the full
  • Enjoy the moment
  • Reflect on your life
  • Make every second count
  • Don't have regrets

Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.

You've only got one go in life, so you should make the most of it.

Regrets weigh you down. They hold you back in the past when you should move on.

Value family and friends

  • Put the family and the team first
  • Be loyal
  • Face problems head on
  • Money is for making things happen
  • Pick the right people and reward talent

I have learned always to respect talent. Even if someone is hired to do one thing, if they have good ideas, or can handle something else, just let them do it.

It's true what they say – that the man in the street often has more common sense than many big bosses.

Have respect

  • Be polite and respectful
  • Do the right thing
  • Keep your good name
  • Be fair in all your dealings

They taught me how important it was to always keep eyes and ears open and to be polite. They say that you never know who might hear or see you. People talk. Gossip has a habit of getting back to those you gossip about.

Respect is about how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.

You could be rich, but if people didn't trust you, it counted for nothing.

When I am asked how far I am prepared to go in achieving my aims, my answer is always the same. I make it a priority not to break the law and I check all the time that I'm not. Your reputation is everything.

Be fair in all your dealings. Don't cheat – but aim to win.

Never do anything if it means you can't sleep at night.

Do some good

  • Change the world, even if in a small way
  • Make a difference and help others
  • Do no harm
  • Always think what you can do to help